Sam Perlozzo

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Sam Perlozzo
Sam Perlozzo 2012.jpg
Perlozzo as Phillies first base coach, 2012
Second baseman / Manager
Born: (1951-03-04) March 4, 1951 (age 63)
Cumberland, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1977 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 13, 1979 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting average .269
Hits 7
Runs 6
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Samuel Benedict Perlozzo (born March 4, 1951 in Cumberland, Maryland) is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball, most recently with the Baltimore Orioles.

Biography[edit]

After graduating from Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland, Perlozzo was drafted by the Twins after playing college ball at George Washington University. His professional baseball career included parts of two seasons as a reserve with the Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres, along with one season with the Yakult Swallows in 1980.

Going into the last game of the 1977 season Perlozzo's teammate, Rod Carew, had 99 RBIs. Perlozzo started the game at shortstop in place of Roy Smalley, and just as Perlozzo was about to bat for the first time in the game, manager Gene Mauch grabbed him by the arm and said, "I want you to go up there and hit a triple, right now, this at-bat. You hit a triple, understand?" Perlozzo did hit a triple, and Carew hit a single to gain his 100th RBI of the season.[1]

With the Orioles, he was promoted from bench coach to interim manager after manager Lee Mazzilli was fired on August 4, 2005, during the team's worst losing streak of the season. The Orioles went 23–32 under Perlozzo that season. On October 12, the "interim" title was dropped as Perlozzo was named the team's manager. In 2006, Perlozzo's first full season as manager of the Orioles, the team finished with a 70–92 record.

Orioles owner Peter Angelos fired Perlozzo as the team's manager on June 18, 2007.[2] Perlozzo was replaced by Bullpen coach Dave Trembley on an interim basis then, after some success, had the interim tag removed.

On November 5, 2007 the Seattle Mariners announced that Perlozzo had been hired as their third base coach.

In 2009, he was hired as 3rd base coach by the Philadelphia Phillies. He was moved to 1st base coach for the 2011 season after another former O's manager Juan Samuel joined the Phillies staff as 3rd base coach. On October 3, 2012 he was dismissed.

Managerial record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Postseason
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
BAL 2005 23 32 .418 4th in AL East
BAL 2006 70 92 .432 4th in AL East
BAL 2007 29 40 .420 Fired on June 18
Total 128 172 .427 - - - -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Twins at the Met, 2009, Beaver's Pond Press, Edina Minnesota, page 143
  2. ^ ESPN.com news services (June 18, 2007). "Perlozzo out as skipper; MacPhail hired as COO". ESPN. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 

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Preceded by
Rich Miller
Little Falls Mets Manager
1982
Succeeded by
Mike Cubbage
Preceded by
Dan Monzon
Lynchburg Mets Manager
1983
Succeeded by
Mike Cubbage
Preceded by
Bob Schaefer
Jackson Mets Manager
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Mike Cubbage
Preceded by
Bob Schaefer
Tidwater Tide Manager
1986
Succeeded by
Mike Cubbage
Preceded by
Bud Harrelson
New York Mets Third Base Coach
1987–1989
Succeeded by
Bud Harrelson
Preceded by
Dave Bristol
Cincinnati Reds Third Base Coach
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Dave Bristol
Preceded by
Marty Martínez
Seattle Mariners Third Base Coach
1993–1995
Succeeded by
John McLaren
Preceded by
Steve Boros
Baltimore Orioles Third Base Coach
1996–2000
Succeeded by
Tom Trebelhorn
Preceded by
Jeff Newman
Baltimore Orioles Bench Coach
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Tom Trebelhorn
Preceded by
Carlos Garcia
Seattle Mariners Third Base Coach
2008
Succeeded by
Bruce Hines
Preceded by
Steve Smith
Philadelphia Phillies Third Base Coach
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Juan Samuel
Preceded by
Davey Lopes
Philadelphia Phillies First Base coach
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Juan Samuel